Section 2739.02 | Defenses in actions for libel or slander.
In an action for a libel or a slander, the defendant may allege and prove the truth of the matter charged as defamatory. Proof of the truth thereof shall be a complete defense. In all such actions any mitigating circumstances may be proved to reduce damages.
Available Versions of this Section
- October 1, 1953 – House Bill 1, 100th General Assembly [ View October 1, 1953 Version ]